Web Site Traffic and a Turkey for SEO


Web Site Traffic and a Turkey for SEO

How can a picture of a Turkey with some guns drive traffic to a web site?

It’s a mystery well worth investigating…

Back in November, 2013, I posted a song parody “Herbert The Homicidal Turkey” for Thanksgiving. It featured the following picture of the felonious fowl:

Herbert The Homicidal Turkey

Herbert The Homicidal Turkey

Fast forward to today… not a day goes by that Joe’s Dump doesn’t get at least a few hits for the song.

So, what gives? Where are the hits coming from?

Well, a short Google image search later reveals that my turkey terror is also posted on:

  • reddit
  • tumblr
  • twitter
  • pintrest
  • livejournal
  • blogspot

… and more!

With that kind of net coverage, it’s natural that people would be led back to the source. It also upped my SEO on Google. Search for “turkey” and Herbert is just a scroll down. Look for “Turkey with guns” and he’s near the top… cool!

Did I plan this? No!

Didn’t have to… Here’s the take-away:

Build a better mousetrap and they’ll beat a path to your door.

Make a picture of a homicidal turkey and they’ll drive traffic to your site!

If you’d like to hear the original song – check it out here:
Herbert The Homicidal Turkey

… and here’s some bonus pictures of Herbert, just in case there’s more SEO to be had 😉

Herbert H Turkey

Herbert H Turkey and the Cops

Herbert H Turkey and Exploding Car

Herbert H Turkey in Jail

P.S. Looks like any poultry works. While writing this post, I’ve been getting new hits on “The Rubber Chicken Standard” – Go figure!


All content written and voiced by Joe J Thomas online at: JoeActor.com



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